Roman red jasper intaglio is depicting winged Cupid riding quadriga – the winners chariot.
Quadrigas were emblems of triumph; Victory or Fame often are depicted as the triumphant woman driving it. In classical mythology, the quadriga is the chariot of the gods; the god of the Sun Helios (often identified with Apollo, the god of light) was depicted driving his quadriga across the heavens, delivering daylight and dispersing the night.
A quadriga is a car or chariot drawn by four horses abreast and favoured for chariot racing in Classical Antiquity and the Roman Empire until the Late Middle Ages.
CONDITION: In a good condition with a slight chip. Wear and tear marks. The item is described to the best of our knowledge. Please refer to the pictures and email us with any questions.